Hiroshi Kawaguchi (composer)

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In this Japanese name, the family name is "Kawaguchi".
Hiroshi Kawaguchi
Native name 川口 博史
Birth name Hiroshi Miyauchi
Also known as Hiro
Born (1965-04-12) April 12, 1965 (age 50)
Chiba Prefecture, Japan
Genres Chiptune, rock, synth pop, video game music
Occupation(s) Musician, keyboardist, composer, arranger
Instruments Keyboards
Years active 1985–present
Labels Wave Master Entertainment
Associated acts S.S.T. Band, [H.]
Website dekaris.sega.jp/team/hiro/

Hiroshi Kawaguchi (川口 博史 Kawaguchi Hiroshi?, born April 12, 1965 in Chiba Prefecture, Japan) is a video game music composer and a musician who works for Sega. He is among the oldest of the Sega sound team members and one of the few from the 1980s still active today.

He is also known as Hiro (his alias) and Hiroshi Miyauchi (宮内 博史) (his pre-mukoyōshi name) and has been a part of both the S.S.T. Band and the sound unit [H.], the latter of which he leads.[1]

He worked closely with the game designer, Yu Suzuki, and as a result, he served as the main composer for the Space Harrier, Out Run, and After Burner series, some of the company's most recognized brands, and has contributed music to many others.[2][3]



  1. ^ "[H.]10th/PROFILE". Wave-master.com. Retrieved 2012-10-23. 
  2. ^ "Hiroshi Kawaguchi". VGMdb. Retrieved 2012-10-23. 
  3. ^ "Hiroshi Kawaguchi". Sega Retro. Retrieved 2012-10-23.